murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cracked open a bottle with zdk, was surprised that it was 7 year’s old! Nose with dark fruit and some roasted malts, a bit of cocoa. Not harsh on the palate, very enjoyable.
csbosox (1216) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle, part of the 2011 re-release, has spent at the majority of that time in the fridge. There is a little pleasant oxidation right off the bat. Aroma of dark fruits, dark caramel, dark chocolate, some vanilla and a little orange peel. Thick and chewy, but mostly balanced in the end. The dark fruit and chocolate lingers in the finish, making this a nice night cap. Warming, but not hot, alcohol.
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another solid offering in this series of strong beers. Trippelish, lots of dark fruit, breadiness, and tons of alcohol.
raradel (325) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted off draft at "Kickback’s" in Riveside, Jacksonville, FL. Would recommend trying this one if you can get your hands on it still!
zoucrew102 (373) - - MAY 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma is dark fruit, chocolate malt with a bit of booziness. Pours very dark brown with a thin tan head. Taste is dark fruit with some toffee and chocolate. Finishes smooth with a bit of a boozy bite.
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DialSquare (2307) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Have a really old rating note for this: brown pour, tan head - big boozy aroma with molasses and dark fruit - tastes are cocoa, bready, nuts, dark fruit, toffee - slightly astringent - big and malty - not into this one so much.
djd07 (2914) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Hay Merchant. Pours a dark brown with large creamy tan head that lasts awhile. The aroma is a light roasted malt and chocolate and caramel. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet chcolate and roast with vanilla in the finish. Really enjoyed this one, a very impressive American strong ale from HeBrew.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A rich, roasted and semi-fuirty dark burgundy ale. Good beer
How: Bottle 12oz. part of the Vertical Pack re-released in 2011, consumed when almost one year of age
The look: Very dark burgundy topped by a medium beige head with medium retention
In long: Like many Jewbelation Anniversary ales this one displays aromas of raisins, soft liquorice candy, wet tobacco and such. Taste is grainy roasted malts, raisin cookies, Fig Newton™ cookies, burnt caramel, dark fruits, molasses, blackberry jam, wet fresh tobacco leafs. The beer is quite sweet but the strong roast dries it out nice, and the beer actually doesn’t feel roasted because the juicy fruitiness covers up the roast. Alcohol well hidden. A big American Strong Ale that actually tastes like a rich Dopplebock. Good stuff that drinks pretty easy for a 10% beer. A good output by this jewish themed brewery, and I have never researched my family lineage, but my dad nose we don’t have jewish ancestors.
madmitch76 (13348) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
21st October 2009
Opaque very dark brown beer. Aged malt nose and a little chocolate. Surprisingly fresh palate, a little bit soft. Minerally malt. Chocolate that isn’t bitter or sweet. Biscuity malt. A little hop left. Smooth and still very drinkable. Wish I had caught this one in it’s hey day. Still good although the hops have clearly faded.
Chipalsa (1306) - Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance - Deep brown, creamy lacing
Aroma - Wood, cherries, raisins, decomposing leaves
Taste - Cherries, honey, hops, molasses, chocolate
This brew is a nice addition to the Jewbelation series. Perhaps the aging added a light, almost naturally earthy flavor to the already rich and sticky-sweet body. This beer was simply fantastic - and now I have to try to get the others!